Keith E Rice's Integrated SocioPsychology Blog & Pages

Aligning, integrating and applying the behavioural sciences



These pages address the application of Integrated SocioPsychology concepts to lifespan development – with a specific theoretical application to infant attachments and romantic relationships. More immediately-topical observations can be found in the Blog.

Those who support the Integrated approach and are interested in such matters are invited to submit pieces for publication here as ‘guest features’ or ‘guest reports’. Please get in touch with your ideas via the Contact page.

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An exploration of Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development in terms of Integrated SocioPsychology

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Right ButtonThe Biological Impetus to Attachment 

A look at how biological factors and biological-environmental interaction influence mother-child bonding

Attachment Theory   update2  14/04/17
Page outlining theories of attachment – and John Bowlby’s monotropic theory in particular

Right ButtonStages of  Infant Attachment
Article comparing the stages of infant attachment outlined by John Bowlby and Rudolph  Schaffer & Peggy Emerson respectively

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Strange Situation 
Page outlining and evaluating Mary Ainsworth’s Strange Situation as a measure of infant attachment

Right ButtonCaregiver Sensitivity vs Temperament Hypothesis
A consideration of how much the elements of Mary Ainsworth’s Caregiver Sensitivity Hypothesis and Jermome Kagan’s Temperament Hypothesis might interact to develop attachments

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Right ButtonIs Sexual Infidelity Inevitable?
An explanation of infidelity and some strategies for minimising the risk of acting unfaithfully, using the Gravesian approach and Evolutionary Psychology